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Main Line Gardens
376 Paoli Pike, Malvern, PA 19355
Phone: 610-644-2300

Heather's Helpful Hint

Decorating with Fresh Evergreens and Garland
November 25, 2009

I want to thank all of our loyal customers who have chosen to spend your time and resources at Waterloo Gardens this year. You are valuable to us in so many ways and during this holiday of gratitude, we wish you and your families a very Happy Thanksgiving!

You are probably already thinking of decorating for the Christmas season and some of you, no doubt, have begun. We get so many questions about how long fresh greens last once you have decorated. Let's start with outdoor items. With the weather getting cooler, you can expect your evergreen wreaths and garlands to last easily through Christmas and New Year's unless they are placed in very sunny and warm areas. For example, between your front door and storm door where you have a greenhouse effect, or if your front entrance is exposed to intense sunlight most of the day.

Indoors is more tricky because of the heat. Unless you plan on keeping your temperature set to under 50 degrees, it is wise to place fresh greens inside within two weeks of Christmas Day. Be especially careful of fresh greens on your fireplace mantel or a wreath above the fireplace as the heat will dry out your product very rapidly.

We are stocking fresh product early this week so that you will have everything you need for outdoor decorating come this weekend. Remember that we can create decorated product in almost any style and color you desire so place your order early and enjoy this wonderful time of the year.

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Read about Main Line Gardens acquiring Waterloo Gardens!

Main Line Gardens is a family-owned business that was established in 1981. More than just a full service garden center and nursery for professional landscaping and hardscaping, Main Line Gardens is an architect of beautiful, functional outdoor living spaces that provide a lifetime of enjoyment. The company's first priority and foremost goal is establishing long-term relationships with its customers by offering exceptional service and the highest quality products. This philosophy has defined its success for over 25 years and will continue for decades to follow. Main Line Gardens' experienced and professional staff takes customers all the way from design through installation, involving them every step of the way in the creation of their own outdoor landscaping paradise. Customers can choose from a full selection of plants, trees, shrubs, mulch and stones from the onsite full service nursery.

Please note that Main Line Gardens is not able to honor Waterloo Gardens gift cards/certificates, item exchanges or returns, broken or damaged items, etc. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.